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Start Me Up [PDF / EPUB] Start Me Up Why do Do It YourselfSingle mom Anne Edmond can handle and hand make just about anything From table settings to party favors, floral arrangements to nursery d cor, there is no project her creativity a Why do Do It YourselfSingle mom Anne Edmond can handle and hand make just about anything From table settings to party favors, floral arrangements to nursery d cor, there is no project her creativity and a glue gun can t tackle But dating That s a whole nother story Case Start Me Kindle - in point Mike Everett He s a gorgeous mechanic and known car whisperer, a man who can work with auto parts like nobody s business And he has thrown a monkey wrench into Anne s carefully crafted lifeWhen you can do it together One look at Anne is enough for Mike to know that she s no fixer upper She s perfect just the way she is and the chemistry between them works like a charm Mike s always been a no strings kind of guy, but Anne s impressive self reliance and gorgeous exterior gives him pause This time, a fast joyride just doesn t seem like enough But first he has to convince Anne that he means to take her all the way.


10 thoughts on “Start Me Up

  1. says:

    Overall rating 4.5 Perfect stars Triggers Cheating view spoiler no hide spoiler Love triangle view spoiler no hide spoiler Sex with om ow view spoiler no hide spoiler Intimacy with om ow view spoiler no hide spoiler Any ow om interactions at all view spoiler The hero, Mike, had a date scheduled with someone named Kate prior to meeting the heroine You know this because before he drops off his niece at the heroine s daughter s party, he is talking about how he h Overall rating 4.5 Perfect stars Triggers Cheating view spoiler no hide spoiler Love triangle view spoiler no hide spoiler Sex with om ow view spoiler no hide spoiler Intimacy with om ow view spoiler no hide spoiler Any ow om interactions at all view spoiler The hero, Mike, had a date scheduled with someone named Kate prior to meeting the heroine You know this because before he drops off his niece at the heroine s daughter s party, he is talking about how he has been flirting with this girl for a few weeks, had drinks with her the night before withflirting and so he asks her out He is happy because she made herself sound like a sure thing and it has been awhile for him So this date is scheduled, he goes to the party, meets the heroine and is totally entranced So, even though, he does go on the date, he can t stop thinking about the heroine so he goes separate ways with the girl after the date He has never even kissed this girl This girl does come back around and ends up causing issues between Mike and Anne but it s not what it looks like because Mike s feelings are solid for Anne from day one hide spoiler HEA view spoiler Yes super sweet too hide spoiler My review After catching her husband cheating on her, Anne decides it s time to start fresh She moves to her own nice house where she raises her little girl, Claire with the help of her mom, Marie and also her ex husband who gets Claire every other weekend Anne has extreme low self esteem because she is now in her early 30 s, curvy and single Finding her husband cheating on her was extremely heart breaking even though their marriage was on the rocks I think anyone would take a hit to their ego from that situation So when she meets Mike Everette, Claire s best friend Bailey s uncle, she doesn t know how to act when he starts flirting with her and paying her all kinds of attention Mike also is very nervous around Anne because he thinks she is too good for him, but he can t stay away I really really enjoyed this book I loved how it wasn t just Anne who felt self conscious of her progressing relationship with Mike, it was also Mike feeling the same way It is nice having the man pining over the woman sometimes I felt like this book had very little angst or drama The only drama was a simple misunderstanding and honestly, if I was Anne, I wouldn t have jumped the gun like that It really wasn t fair to Mike Although, I would much prefer this sort of drama angst than other types that I have read about LOL I even found myself laughing a few times during this book as well AND I had a smile on my face quite a few times I thought that Mike was just fantastic with both his niece, Bailey and Anne s daughter Claire It was such a sweet sweet story and I loved the side characters I ALSO loved the fact that the hero did not seem like a man whore at all That is always a plus Quotes Well my goodness, sweetie, I m sorry I obviously should have called to see if you d have company at eight a.m on theSabbathLOL I would putquotes, but I feel like they would spoil a few things I ll just end with the fact that Mike is just too damn thoughtful and sweet This is a good story for anyone who enjoys single parent romances Thanks for the REC Mandy


  2. says:

    4 I ve thought about you every day since I met you Stars Start Me Up was an absolutely brilliant beginning to the Hearts and Crafts Series I loved Anne and Mike Their chemistry and the story development in general set off at a steady and enjoyable pace Anne s daughter Claire added a little light relief, and her friends and co bloggers on My Perfect Little Life Callie and Lindsey offered great scope for their future books.I love a series, set in and around a small community and Nicole Mic 4 I ve thought about you every day since I met you Stars Start Me Up was an absolutely brilliant beginning to the Hearts and Crafts Series I loved Anne and Mike Their chemistry and the story development in general set off at a steady and enjoyable pace Anne s daughter Claire added a little light relief, and her friends and co bloggers on My Perfect Little Life Callie and Lindsey offered great scope for their future books.I love a series, set in and around a small community and Nicole Michaels has provided the perfect opener for plenty ofbooks in the future, with a wealth of characters and places around town that can be incorporated along the way We ll call it even once I ve seen you naked Callie is up next in Win Me Over, and I am looking forward to seeing where her story takes me


  3. says:

    There are no words to describe how much I loved this book Anne is a single mom who runs a blog My Perfect Little Life with her two best friends She plans parties, her friend Callie is a baker and her friend Lindsey re purposes old furniture Her blog is extremely popular and provides for her and her daughter Anne s daughter Claire is best friends with Mike s niece When Mike drops his niece off at Claire s birthday party, he meets Anne and instantly attracted to her and her curves The chemis There are no words to describe how much I loved this book Anne is a single mom who runs a blog My Perfect Little Life with her two best friends She plans parties, her friend Callie is a baker and her friend Lindsey re purposes old furniture Her blog is extremely popular and provides for her and her daughter Anne s daughter Claire is best friends with Mike s niece When Mike drops his niece off at Claire s birthday party, he meets Anne and instantly attracted to her and her curves The chemistry between Mike and Anne was pretty amazing Anne is 3 years older than Mike and she doesn t have the best confidence Mike is so hot and he wants Anne, but not just for sex I LOVE Mike He is the ultimate book boyfriend He s sweet and he s hot with a bit of a dirty mouth and a good heart, I m bumping him up to the top 5 on my book boyfriend list He is so patient and wonderful The writing of this story is fantastic, I couldn t put this book down once I started and I was so sad that it was over but I m so excited the side characters are also getting books I was so in love with this story that in the middle of reading, I stopped to look up this author so I can buy every book she s ever written, that s seriously how good this book is This book was so wonderful, I m adding it to my list of top favorites of 2015 so far and also my all time favorites list I can t wait to readby this author I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good romance On a side note when on this authors webpage, I followed the link to her pinterest and low and behold it is the My Perfect Little Life blog pinterest I was in complete heaven If you love this book, check out the pinterest page ARC provided in exchange for an honest review


  4. says:

    This was such a wonderful contemporary with great characters, sexy, fun passionate and had a voice I really adored The heroine is a divorcee raising her daughter when she runs into the three years younger hero at her daughter s birthday party At first the heroine comes across as this talented, put together, good at everything personality but underneath she also has several insecurities after a divorce The hero is young and fancy free who is knocked for a loop by his attraction to a single m This was such a wonderful contemporary with great characters, sexy, fun passionate and had a voice I really adored The heroine is a divorcee raising her daughter when she runs into the three years younger hero at her daughter s birthday party At first the heroine comes across as this talented, put together, good at everything personality but underneath she also has several insecurities after a divorce The hero is young and fancy free who is knocked for a loop by his attraction to a single mom I liked everything in this, the pace, the storyline, the smoking hot scenes


  5. says:

    2.5 stars Full Review I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Mike thought he would just drop his niece off at her friend s birthday party but when a living breathing goddess opens the door he decides to brave the pink explosion inside and stay a while The goddess, Anne, sees herselfas a slightly too heavy, on the wrong side of 30, and with the added bonus of being a single mom, not exact 2.5 stars Full Review I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Mike thought he would just drop his niece off at her friend s birthday party but when a living breathing goddess opens the door he decides to brave the pink explosion inside and stay a while The goddess, Anne, sees herselfas a slightly too heavy, on the wrong side of 30, and with the added bonus of being a single mom, not exactly a prime catch Their attraction is immediate and neither can ignore it but Anne s self esteem issues and Mike s former womanizing ways threaten to derail the relationship they are trying to get going I have to say, the beginning of this book was extremely hard to get into, however, once you get past the insta lust Mike has towards Anne, the obligatory catty women, clich gay male friend, and tough female friend, it gets better around the 32% mark as Mike and Anne start to be together The story really focuses on Mike and Anne living their lives while trying to make a go at a romantic relationship there is an angst wrench thrown into the mix towards the end that involves scorned jealous women I hesitate to call this a character driven story though Mike and Anne aren t completely developed or flushed out characters Anne is so gorgeous but just doesn t realize it All she can see about herself is the extra weight and how she failed at marriage These are definitely issues that affect women but the character development was very surface level Along with Anne and her adoption story, Mike lost his parents at a very young age and seemed to have a difficult past but once again I couldn t get absorbed into the essence of his character as the writing didn t delve deep enough This story works best when Anne and Mike are together and interacting with all the excitement and nervousness of a new relationship Mike was charming and did feel real he goes way too over the top with how perfect Anne is in the story, the cool, calm, ease, and let s face it, adorable way he interacts with Anne s daughter is pretty sigh worthy For the calm tone of the story I was impressed with their sex scenes, nothing over the top but definitely have some heat to them Mike can t keep his hands off of Anne and it leads to some public adventures that were fun to read about If Mike s insta lust had been toned down a smidge and the author had thrown out the check list of what is typically in a contemporary romance, I think the good writing showcasing Anne and Mike s relationship could have shown throughOn a side note, I would also like to mention that Mike s job is fixing up and restoring old cars, so it was fun to read some car porn It s not focused on a lot but it was a great fun addition, especially when he didn t want to get busy on a car he was restoring because of denting It s a mellow, fairly quick read that if you are looking for a story that has a well written charming single guy dating a single mother with daughter involved in the interaction, then this could trip your trigger


  6. says:

    4.5This is such a feel good book Not extremely complicate, just a nice love story about two extremely likeable characters Mike is such a stand up guy He initially comes off as a commitment phobic playboy but all that changes when he meets the right woman The one that makes him wantthan just sex As soon as he met Anne, he knew she was it for him Sure, he was in denial initially, what guy in a romance novel isn t But once he made up his mind that he wanted her, and only her, he went a 4.5This is such a feel good book Not extremely complicate, just a nice love story about two extremely likeable characters Mike is such a stand up guy He initially comes off as a commitment phobic playboy but all that changes when he meets the right woman The one that makes him wantthan just sex As soon as he met Anne, he knew she was it for him Sure, he was in denial initially, what guy in a romance novel isn t But once he made up his mind that he wanted her, and only her, he went after her to show her that she was it for him That s not to say that there weren t issues, because they were, but there was never a moment when I doubted Mike s love for Anne I also need to say that I loved the way Mike was with Anne s daughter Claire He was so sweet and he just clicked with her immediately I really liked Anne and I loved how much her blog meant to her I love it when author add stuff like that in their books My biggest complaint about Anne was that it took her forever to talk to Mike about her blog It was a huge part of her life and she didn t share about it or tell him about it I get that she had lingering doubts and issues related to her ex and his complaints about the blog, but Mike was always 100% supportive The biggest issue with the characters is that they never actually talked about their relationship Yes, there were a few times when something was said, but the characters were never 100% clear with each other as to the status of their relationship and what they wanted out of it Consequently, there were some misunderstandings, hurt feelings and confusion as to where they actually stood with each other They didn t finally talk, clearing the air about their personal issues until 96%.The one other issue the age difference There really wasn t one She was 32, he was 29 That s not that big But with the way Anne kept going on about it, you would have thought she were 10 years older than Mike There was no issue It s not like Mike was out every night partying or like he wasn t up for being the man Anne needed him to be That was all he wanted He had a stable job in owning his own business, he was close with his family and he d overcome his past mistakes Heck, I want a Mike of my own Overall, I really enjoyed this book It was just what I needed I can t wait to readfrom the author and I hope to read books about Anne s blog friends


  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here DNFH meets h and is really attracted to her h asks him out but H blows it off he thinks h looks like someone looking for something serious and goes on a HOT DATE a few hours later fully intending to sleep with OW Ugh.Plus I m not a fan of h s with low self esteem like this one drives me nuts being in their head


  8. says:

    FTC I received this book for free from the NetGalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I confess that in the past couple of months I have been falling away from adult romances, but I am slowly forcing myself to come back to them I realize that I limit them myself enough just sticking to the romance genre, so I m making it my mission to not limit myself to one age group or sub genre I don t want to miss out on g FTC I received this book for free from the NetGalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I confess that in the past couple of months I have been falling away from adult romances, but I am slowly forcing myself to come back to them I realize that I limit them myself enough just sticking to the romance genre, so I m making it my mission to not limit myself to one age group or sub genre I don t want to miss out on great books but I sometimes get stuck in one genre when I know how much I enjoy them Change causes me anxiety, so I tend to bestubborn about branching out, but I am trying to correct that issue and hopefully without some Xanax , which is why I asked the publisher for the opportunity to review.One of my missions is to acceptreview requests this year and reach out topublishers whom offer books that I know I could potentially enjoy By reaching out to St Martin, I received the opportunity to read and review Start Me Up While it is no means my favorite story of the year, it turned out to be surprisingly fun to read regardless of the few problems I had with the characters Start Me Up is the perfect fluffy book to read in between those emotional roller coasters that leave us dazed and confused.The Bad While I was making my way through Start Me Up, I aimed a few not so pleasant thought s Anne and Mike s way They both had a lack of confidence in themselves that did a god job of complicating their relationship a whole helluva lotthan any other outside force could Did I like these two characters Yes, I liked them very much eventually In the beginning, Mike is so insecure about his blue collar job dude you restore classic cars for rich old guys, not sure I classify that as blue collar no matter how much grease is involved that he wound up feeding Anne s age and weight insecurities when he continued to reject her even though he was the one who started the heavy flirting first I swear, peer pressured teenagers have self confidence than these two The Better Thankfully, they both really do improve as the book goes on we ll call it some subtle character growth and I warmed up to them enough to eventually love them It makes me so glad I didn t give up on Start Me Up because the book became a fun ride close to halfway in.Mike becomesconfident about himself and eventually he knows that Anne and he would be good together, no matter how different they are or how much classier she is than he Once he gets over his silly self doubt, he becomes this hottie with a dirty mouth and a talent for naughty shenanigans that had me fanning my face and Anne fanning her well Not only is he sexy, but he s so cute with Anne s kid and his niece He would make such a good dad I was attracted to Anne from the get go, even while I was rolling my eyes at her She s a crafty, DIY kinda gal whom owns a successful mommy blog as she calls it She uses her crafty ways to plan parties mostly for kids , decorate her house and do special things for those around her, especially her kid It makes my heart sing because, well, blogger And I love crafty stuff too, so of course I connected with the lady We could be great friends if she weren t a fictional person.All in all, I enjoyed Start Me Up farthan I expected I would There was even some naughty public displays of affection wiggles eyebrows I plan to continue the Hearts and Crafts series when the next title, Win Me Over comes out and will keep up hope that it only gets better from here I recommend this book to fans of Contemporary Romance looking for a fluffy story to sigh over I guarantee much sighing indeed If you enjoyed this review, please consider up voting it onThank you This review was originally posted on One Curvy Blogger


  9. says:

    DNF at 30% For a woman who keeps saying how grown up she is, she sure is acting childish I tried.


  10. says:

    Start Me Up Hearts and Crafts 1 by Nicole Michaels is exactly what I enjoy in a contemporary romance The main couple is adorable sexy, and the plot held my interest until the very end Anne and Mike have great chemistry right from the start, although they seem to come from different worlds But they mesh so well together, and actually go through a nice type of courtship before jumping in to bed together Their romance is really great, and Nicole can sure write some steamy love scenes, includ Start Me Up Hearts and Crafts 1 by Nicole Michaels is exactly what I enjoy in a contemporary romance The main couple is adorable sexy, and the plot held my interest until the very end Anne and Mike have great chemistry right from the start, although they seem to come from different worlds But they mesh so well together, and actually go through a nice type of courtship before jumping in to bed together Their romance is really great, and Nicole can sure write some steamy love scenes, including one scene before Anne and Mike get to the main event, where he does some under the skirt action to Anne with his hand at a public event that was sexy and perfect because Mike is quite the giver I love giving heroes Mike is now one of my favorite book boyfriends of 2015.Anne is a divorced mother of a six year old, Claire She s a party planner who runs a successful blog, which is better known as a mommy blog She has a close group of friends who also help her with her parties and such She meets Uncle Mike Claire calls him that throughout the book when she answers the door to invite her daughter Claire s friend in Uncle Mike is a mechanic in town He s all about fixing cars, getting his hands dirty and drinking beer His niece is good friends with Claire He s doing his sister a favor by dropping her off at the birthday party The moment Anne answers her door, Mike is smitten, even though Anne looks like Suzy Homemaker to him She s perfect in his eyes, from her hair, to her clothes, and her decorations although there is an abundance of pink Mike decides to stay instead of leaving like he had planned.Mike oozed hotness for Anne She finds the younger man there s only a 5 year age difference between them very attractive, and gets her motor running in a way her ex husband never could But she knows she and Mike are total opposites and it would never work out between them But both can t stop thinking about one another, and go out of their way to see one another Anne tempts Mike with baked goods to see him again Her recommends her incredible party planning skills to a client of his Their friends and family think Anne and Mike would be perfect together, so they give each other a shot Mike romances Anne, and he s not afraid to share his feelings and personal life with her But Anne holds back about herself, especially the popularity of her blog, because her blog and career was one of the reasons her marriage ended or so she believes Mike is falling fast for Anne and wants her to be open and honest with him, proving he s a good guy who loves her as she is because she s his Miss Perfect.Nicole has a hit with Start Me Up I enjoyed everything about this book The characters are very engaging and loveable I can t wait to read Anne s friends stories Things work so well because Anne and Mike get to know one another and build a connection, which becomes very passionate No skimping on the love scenes here Mike also loves Anne s independence and how dedicated she is to her career He treats her like his equal in every way There was some unneeded drama toward the end with a woman Mike almost dated before he met Anne, but it s resolved in a satisfactory manner Also Anne feel she is too chubby and old for Mike, but states her ex husband is hot and young, even though he s the same age as her, which is in their early 30 s Anne s concern about being too old and a divorced mother, who has curves, was a little annoying But Mike was there to prove her wrong.For all your contemporary romance needs, Nicole Michael is the one to watch This one gets my seal of approval


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